Ikea is sticking resolutely to its self-assembly ethos with a new DIY restaurant pop-up in London. The Dining Club, which will open its doors in Shoreditch from 10 – 25 September, has 38 spots going for lucky amateur chefs who fancy cooking dinner for up to 19 friends – and it’s free.
All food, drinks and equipment will be provided by the retailer and there will be a chef on hand to supervise – though hopefully his or her instructions won’t be as notoriously hard to decipher as those of the actual furniture.
Alongside this there will also be workshops on a number of topics, including fermentation, food waste and cooking for kids, an Ikea cafe – where you don’t have to make the food yourself – and a small store too.
As mentioned, there are only 38 sessions available across brunch, lunch and dinner so you better be quick. The minimum number of people required to attend is seven.
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